ERIC Number: ED323468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Managing Your School Guidance Program.
Gysbers, Norman C.; Henderson, Patricia
The four phases of developing and implementing a comprehensive guidance program (planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating) as described by Mitchell and Gysbers (1978) are used as the organizers for this book. Chapter 1 traces the evolution of guidance in the schools from the turn of the century. The changing influences, emphases, and structures from then until now are described and discussed in detail and the recent emergence of developmental comprehensive guidance programs is highlighted. Chapter 2 focuses on the issues and concerns in planning and organizing guidance program improvement. Chapter 3 presents a model guidance program based on the concept of life career development. Chapter 4 discusses in detail the steps involved in finding out how well a current program is working and where improvement is needed. Chapter 5 begins the designing phase of the program improvement process, focusing on designing the program of choice. Chapter 6 describes the steps necessary to make the transition to a comprehensive school guidance program. The steps in actually making the transition to a comprehensive school guidance program are described in chapter 7. Chapter 8 focuses on how to ensure that school counselors have the necessary competence to develop and manage a comprehensive school guidance program. Counselor supervision procedures are highlighted. Comprehensive school guidance program evaluation is discussed in chapter 9 which features program evaluation, student outcome evaluation, and professional personnel evaluation. (NB)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Guidance, Developmental Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Programs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, School Guidance
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72138, $29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.